NSBC On-Water Course Recognized as Verified Course
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is being recognized for meeting the American National Standard for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard – POWER. The NSBC is the first organization to receive this voluntary third-party verification for an on-water powerboating course based on the American National Standard for recreational boating skills. The organization's on-water powerboating course, “Essentials of Close-Quarter and Open Water Boat Control,” has been verified to meet the American National Standard for on-water skills entitled EDU-1 On-Water Power Standards and has received the Verified Course Power mark.
Under funding provided by a USCG grant, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has implemented a process of voluntary third-party conformity assessment for on-water boating skill programs to verify a course meets American National Standards for Power, Sail, and Human-Propelled. Successful completion includes the award of a uniquely-numbered “Verified Course” mark indicating “The content of this course conforms to the American National Standard for on-water skills as verified through an independent third-party assessment process.”
Recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as American National Standards, the On-Water Power, On-Water Sailing, and On-Water Human-Propelled standards identify fundamental skills that entry-level recreational boat operators should be able to demonstrate after receiving instruction.
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is recognized by the United States Coast Guard as an official national entity to serve as a third-party independent reviewer to verify power and motorized sail boating courses against the American National Standards for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills.
For more information about the process, please visit the Verified Course page. Course providers have until September 30, 2018 to apply for this no-cost verification process.
To read more about NSBC’s Essentials of Close-Quarter and Open Water Boat Control course please visit their training page.